Opening Soon: Wome's Business Society (Online)

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I am so beyond excited to share with you that the doors to the Women’s Business Society are now open. As most of you know, I love connecting with others, and that is one thing that I have missed since I started working out of my home office.

Oh, how I missed the quick chats at the coffee machine, or bouncing an idea of a coworker.

Introducing: Women’s Business Society & Virtual Co-Working!

If you work from home, or in a solo office, or just a boss babe who is a bit lonely, not to mentioned overwhelmed with juggling all the duties being boss brings…you need to check this out.

If you know me, I’m not a sales person, and I would only share something with you that I 100% believe in and know there is value.

The Women’s Business Society is a virtual co-working, learning, and implementation society.

Not only will there be virtual co-working, there will be online social events, educational opportunities, accountability and assistance from leading experts.

Founders ONLY pricing for my Fresh Impact community, the next 4 days (we want to open to the Founders next Monday) we are offering you all a 50% off discount while we fine-tune all of the pieces of this community. Basically, you are "founders" of the society and help us build it into everything we all need. And the best part...you get to keep the 50% discount even when we open this to the public on June 1st. Provided there are any seats left (we have a limited number of available offices).

Join us in this incredible opportunity to connect, build and grow your business with smart, intelligent women like yourself.

Coffee N Connections: Building Community

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One of the things Fresh Impact helps business owners with is sharing tips on how to create a connection, start a conversation and develop relationships with their community. In the past year, we’ve been blessed to take this same online process to offline.

Fresh Impact is a proud founder, sponsor and supporter of a local event, Coffee N Connections. Recently we were featured in a local paper.

To learn more about Coffee N Connections and community, here is the article.

Coffee N Connections

Saturday Business Spotlight featuring Tiffany Herderhorst

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WELCOME TO SATURDAY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT, WHERE WE FEATURE A DIFFERENT BUSINESS EVERY SATURDAY!

This week we are featuring
Tiffany Herderhorst of TH Unlimited LLC

How long have you been in business?

It will be two years in July.

What is your business all about? (services, products, etc)

I provide administrative & specialty services to mission-driven entrepreneurs so they can focus on their core business and reach their business goals with a little less stress.

What makes your business unique?

The relationship I have with my clients is what makes my business unique. I take my relationship with clients seriously and the trust my clients put in me. I am adamant about the happiness of my clients and will do what it takes to complete any service request.

What made you start your business?

As a mom of two young children and the wife of a firefighter, working outside the home had started to take it toll on me and my family. The commute was brutal and I was not my best me during the few hours I was with my family at night. I wanted to contribute to our finances but I didn’t want someone else telling me when I could take vacation or worry about my job when my kids were sick or we had doctor appointments. I started to search for ways to work from home and through the help of a fire wife friend discovered the virtual assistant world. I decided to take charge of my own life in pursuit of being the best version of myself I could be as a mom, a wife and be excited about work again. My business ignited a passion and excitement in me I had not experienced in almost 15 years of corporate life. I knew very quickly I had found what I wanted to do not only for me but for my family.

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful business owner?

  • Problem Solving

  • Communication

  • Tenacity

What three pieces of advice would you give to someone who wants to launch their own business?

  • Have a strong support group. Owning a business is not always a bed of roses and it is hard but so worth it for freedom. Having a great support system around you to encourage you to not give up is vital.

  • Dream big.

  • Be passionate about what you want to do. That passion will drive you when times are tough.

Who has been your greatest inspiration? Or what book has inspired you the most? Or what is your favorite book?

Since entering the entrepreneur world, my greatest inspiration has been all the “mompreneurs” I have meant on this journey. At this point all of my clients are women, and the majority are moms. I experience women supporting, encouraging and empowering one another every single day. It is incredible.

My favorite author is Karen Kingsbury. I love all of her books.

How do you conquer those moments of doubt that so often stifle or trip up or stop so many?

I reach out to my support system for encouragement and confidence to keep going.

Thank you, Tiffany, for letting us share a bit about you!  


If you’d like to reach out to Tiffany, here is Tiffany’s Contact Information.

TH Unlimited, Vandalia, IL

Website: www.thunlimited.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiffanyherderhorstvirtualassistant/

Saturday Business Spotlight featuring Beth Petersen

This week we are featuring
Beth Petersen of Unwind Bodywork

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WELCOME TO SATURDAY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT, WHERE WE FEATURE A DIFFERENT BUSINESS EVERY SATURDAY!

How long have you been in business?

5 months on my own, 5 years as a Massage Therapist

What is your business all about? (services, products, etc)

I specialize in providing pain relief, injury, and sports recovery by providing Thai Massage.

What makes your business unique?

My work is different from traditional Western style of massage, because it is done fully clothed, on a mat on the floor. I use a lot of mobility, slow compression, and lengthening techniques to improve flexibility, mobility, and get you out of pain.

What made you start your business?

One of my first jobs out of high school was at a group home with adults with developmental and physical disabilities. I believe in empowering individuals to live their lives as independently as possible, and one of the things I noticed was that the physical therapy exercises and stretches gave my clients the physical capabilities of maintaining their independence. I saw a direct correlation between higher mobility being linked to greater independence. I, then spent some time working in nursing homes, and saw the same correlation. I'm a results-oriented person, so I decided to spend my life's work in helping people improve their mobility, which is directly connected with removing their pain. Thai Massage allows me to achieve all of these goals.

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful business owner?

Integrity, hard work, and discipline

What three pieces of advice would you give to someone who wants to launch their own business? Do the right thing in all circumstances, live by the "golden rule", and work like your life depends on it!

Who has been your greatest inspiration? Or what book has inspired you the most?

I'm inspired by a couple of people in the massage industry, Shawn Kitzman with Sustainable Coaching Practices, and Robert Gardner with Robert Gardner Wellness. They both inspire me in different ways, but equally as much.

How do you conquer those moments of doubt that so often stifle or trip up or stop so many?

I honestly just take a break and do some self care. I stretch, work out, take a bath, or do something completely unrelated to get my mind out of the dark places. Then I get back to work with a fresh face.

Thank you, Beth, for letting us share a bit about you!  

If you’d like to reach out to Beth, here is Beth’s Contact Information.

Company’s Name and Location: Unwind Bodywork, 1800 S Alpine Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Website: www.fallsunwind.com

Marketing Monday: Top 5 Social Media Tips to Make Your Message Matter

Hello and Happy Monday!

For most small-business owners, one of the top challenges they face in today’s digital world is knowing how to effectively use social media as a marketing tool. When you have a million other things to do in your day, finding time to stay up to date on the ever changing social media trends probably isn’t happening.

Let’s Do This Together

In our newly created guide, the Top 5 Social Media Tips to Make Your Message Matter, we share quick, actionable tips that will help you more fully engage with your audience, maximize the impact of your message and increase your brand awareness!



Saturday Business Spotlight featuring Crystal Nerpel

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WELCOME TO SATURDAY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT, WHERE WE FEATURE A DIFFERENT BUSINESS EVERY SATURDAY!

This week we are featuring
Crystal Nerpel of Cloud Nine Organizing

How long have you been in business?

Feb 9th was Cloud Nine Organizing's 2nd birthday!

What is your business all about? (services, products, etc)

I help families calm the chaos through my decluttering and organizing services. I prefer working alongside my clients, in their homes or via video conferencing, to teach them how to get and stay organized. However, I also do a lot of organizing, on my own, while my clients are either at work or out of town.

What makes your business unique?

I have been there. I have first-hand knowledge about what it feels like to live with clutter and chaos. I also have first-hand experience with tackling clutter and fixing the problem. It's why I am good at what I do. 

I don't go into someone's home with the intention of making it look beautiful (that's just a happy side effect) I go into someone's home with the intention of helping them relieve stress. Less mess = less stress. My goal is for my clients to take ownership of the organizing process (with a lot of help from me) so they can maintain what we've accomplished.

What made you start your business?

It was personal. I made a decision to get a handle on my own clutter. I decluttered my diet, my belongings and my schedule. It was a 9 month process that relieved so much stress! I thought, "Everybody needs to do this!" I asked a few friends if I could declutter/organize for them to see if I'd enjoy doing it for someone else too. Yep! Just as satisfying to help other people get organized. The following month I was open for business.

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful business owner?

Since I'm still figuring this out myself I'll share with you what I strive for:

Flexibility - No two projects are the same. No two clients are the same. No two days are the same. I like to try new things, explore new options and be creative. I've learned that it's important to have a plan B. I always go to a job with a plan, but know that I'm probably going to have to be flexible and switch things up.

Integrity - I would never intentionally hire someone who does not have a high level of integrity, and I assume my clients would agree. In fact, I only want to work with clients who expect a high level of integrity. Being honest about your abilities.

Organized (of course!) - There are so many moving parts when it comes to running a business especially if you have one employee: you! As a business owner I wear many different hats and work long hours. I try to use my time wisely and efficiently. That means my schedule, financial system and procedures all need to be organized.

What three pieces of advice would you give to someone who wants to launch their own business?

*It's never going to feel convenient to start your won business. Just do it!

*Find your tribe. Reach out to other like-minded people who will support and encourage you.

*Don't feel guilty. You are building something great! In the beginning, it will take a lot of your time and that's OK. You are allowed to put your focus (with balance!) into something you have a passion for. You are allowed to make money doing something you love!

Who has been your greatest inspiration? Or what book has inspired you the most?

Easy. My life long friend Teri (aka Teresa) is the most amazing, creative, brave, badass woman! Even when we were kids she would think of things that never occurred to me. After she had an idea she'd do something crazy...she would take action! She would do it and make it happen. Sometimes, she'd bring me along for the ride. 

My most favorite thing she says is, "I have an idea" because I know it's gonna be good! I'm more of a, "I might have an idea, but I don't think I want to try it out." She encourages me to take action!

How do you conquer those moments of doubt that so often stifle or trip up or stop so many?

My tribe!! I immediately reach out to the small group of women business-owners that support my struggles and celebrate my victories! Business has some many cycles, dips, turns...it's a rollercoaster ride. If you hang on, you're gonna be fine and probably super proud of yourself.

Please feel free to share any other information that will help your audience get to know you better.

My husband and kids have been my guinea pigs for years. They have been my best teachers! I have figured out what works and what doesn't through annoying them. LOL.

Thank you, Crystal, for letting us share a bit about you!  


If you’d like to reach out to Crystal, here is Crystal’s Contact Information.

Company Name: Cloud Nine Organizing. (Dallas-Fort Worth) I also do video conferencing so I can work with anyone from anywhere.

Website: CloudNineOrganizing.com